Game of Thrones has ended and everyone was surprised that it was Brandon Stark, the Three Eyes Raven, chosen as the King of the Seven Kingdoms (actually, they ended up being Six Kingdoms as the North is completely free).
The theories don’t stop and that’s why we’ve seen a lot of people trying to figure out the reason for Bran’s choice.
Much was said that in reality it was he who with his warg ability would have controlled Drogon to destroy the city and damage the image of Daenerys.
Upon seeing the speech of the Mother of Dragons we discovered that it was not so. However, the theory that Bran was actually pulling the strings from the first moment to achieve his reign is VERY strong.
In this article we will reflect ALL the arguments that somehow justify the theory.
1. Bran was the one who gave the dagger to Arya that he would later use to finish off the Night King. According to this theory, this is based on the fact that, at least in books, he knew of Arya living with the faceless men. In the series Bran made it clear that he knew the path his sister had traveled.
2. In addition to corroborating with Sam Tarly the information he had about Jon’s identity, he had Sam himself open his mouth, generating the beginning of the tension between Daenerys and Jon and, above all, sowing doubts in the now Targaryen.
3. Jon leaves the discourse of his truth in Bran’s hands. Knowing that Sansa is going to spread the truth, he only wanted to provoke the fall of Daenerys.
4. Returning to the Night King, we must admit that it was a great calculation on Bran’s part. The Lord of the Night intended to seize a dragon in order to destroy the Wall. The chips began to move, the chaos. What no one imagined was that in reality everything was Bran’s plan…
5. The night before the Battle of Winterfell, Tyrion approached Bran and asked him to tell him about his trip. Little Lannister was always interested in the Stark, and we can suppose that this conversation was a fundamental part for the little one to decide that Bran was the best to be King.
6. We can assume, based on the vision of the dragon flying over King’s Landing and that he knew when Jaime would arrive, that he is able to see the future. This was never made clear, but Bran on many occasions showed that he knew what would happen. In other words, he may have always known that Daenerys would destroy everything; letting her do it was part of his plan.
7. He used Dany as if she were the Princess Was Promised, he created that illusion her mind.
8. That Jon was sent to the Night Watch was not only a strategy to avoid a war between the North and the unsullied, since with his oath Jon cannot claim any title or crown. In this way the rightful heir cannot claim the crown for himself.
9. The plan is astute: the Three Eyes Raven is eternal, it changes its body when the life of the one it is using ends. Let us remember: the former Three Eyes Raven died once Bran was converted. That way he would never stop governing.
10. Returning to the point about whether he can see the future, we must remember that he had a vision in which he brought forward Winterfell’s fall before being taken by Theon. That is to say, he could see the future in a random way without fully understanding it, but he did dominate that capacity.
11. Let’s remember that in season 7 Bran used Littlefinger’s phrase that said “chaos is a ladder”. While it seemed like a form of intimidation, we can also assume that what Bran did was generate chaos in order to stay in power.
12. Finally, if we analyze the poster of the first season of Game of Thrones we have Ned Stark sitting on the Throne, yes, but we can see that there is a Three Eyed Raven perched next to him. That is, the signal was always there.
To sum up…
While this is only a theory, we must not forget the stories and tales that the old Tata told Bran. That’s why she always said “don’t believe crows, they’re all liars”. Did he then become the Three Eyes Raven in order to obtain maximum power? It sounds more and more true.